Weekend Update: Charleston Sprint Triathlon #4

Best Team Ever!

The Charleston Sprint Series keeps rolling on! This week’s 4th race of the season brought a lot of GREAT results for our team. Everyone has been training hard all season and it’s clearly paying off.

Podiums

Darrell- 2nd in AG

Jenn- 1st in AG

Missy- 2nd in AG

Sandy- Overall female winner

PRs

Darrell

Heather – 6 MINUTES!

Jenn

Missy

Shannon

Other Exciting Stuff

Angie- fastest bike split in her AG

Ashley- conquered swimming in the dog pond

Joelle- fastest swim split in her AG

Missy- first time breaking 1:20

Sandy- first time breaking 30 min on the bike and the fastest bike split

Shannon- goals of breaking 1:20 and going sub-24 in the 5k accomplished

And FINALLY….

Sarah, Joelle and Missy having a pre-race laugh

A HUGE thank you to team members Dawn and her minis Hadley and Madison for being the best cheerleaders ever and capturing photos that embody exactly what this team is about 🙂

Weekend Update: Charleston Sprint Series #3

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The Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series is now 3 races deep and our team is still making it’s mark. It was a great morning for racing and everyone did awesome!! Let’s jump right in and talk about results!

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PODIUMS

Jen: 1st in AG

Joelle: 3rd in AG

Ken: 2nd in AG

Missy: 2nd in AG

Sam: 3rd in AG

Shannon: 1st in AG

PRS

Heather: 12 seconds

Missy: 31 seconds

Shannon: 2 minutes

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Joelle: 4 minutes faster than her first race of the series

Sandra: 3 minutes faster than her first race of the series

Fantastic work, everyone! CSTS 4 is just a few weeks away!

Weekend Update: Charleston Sprint Triathlon #2

It was another great weekend for the team at the 2nd race of the Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series!

Everyone did GREAT but let’s start with a few highlights

Podiums

Darrell: 1st in AG (even though the dummy forgot his cycling shoes and rode in his running shoes with his feet resting on the clip pedals. He still managed a 22.6 mph pace)

Jen: 1st in AG

Ken: 2nd in AG

Missy: 2nd in AG (also should mention she won her AG Thursday night in the Race the Landing 5k)

Shannon: 2nd in AG

Other Cool Stuff

Angie also barely missed a podium – placing 4th in her AG all while training for a 70.3 in a few weeks.

Heather did awesome in her first ever CSTS race.

Josh placed 4th in his AG- his highest placement ever for the series.

Sandra rocked it placing 6th in her AG after podiuming (yes, that’s a word) in a 5k on Thursday night.

Sarah placed 6th in the Open/Elite Female division- using this as a training race for her 70.3 in a few weeks.

Yay team! Way to train hard and reap the rewards. Until next time….

Weekend Update: Lowcountry Splash, Dirty Kanza, WNC Flyer

We had teammates swimming and riding together this wonderful weekend. Saturday found us in Charleston and the Lowcountry Splash Open water swim and in Emporia, Kansas for the Dirty Kanza gravel grinder.

We had swimmers participating in both the 6 and 2.4 mile swims. Joelle took 1st in her AG in the 6 miler, coming in at just over 2 hours. That’s a long time to swim in the harbor- great work Joelle.

We had lots of athletes in the 2.4 mile swim: Alexis, Angie , Heather ​, Melissa​, Robin, Sam​, Sandra​, and Sarah. While they all did awesome I want to give a special shout out to Alexis, Sam and Sarah for surviving their first ever Splash!

Lane was lucky enough to participate in the most famous gravel grinder of all time- Dirty Kanza. He raced the 100 miler and finish in 7:50. That’s a great time, this is a tough race. Great work, Lane!

And finally, we had a big contingent of riders at the WNC Flyer in Brevard on Sunday!

We had riders in both the metric century (62 miles) and the century (100 miles).

Ashley, Darrell, Joelle, Melissa, Missty, Robin and Sandy rocked the 62 miler. While I am proud of each and every one of them I would like to give a special shout out to Joelle , who signed up at the literal last minute for the 30 miler BUT then ended up joining her teammates in the metric. This was her LONGEST RIDE EVER and if you read above this was also the day after she won her AG for the 6 mile splash. Joelle, I am sorry you got stung by a bee.

Brian , Shannon​, and Tracey all took on the challenge of the 100 miler. This was Tracey and Shannon’s first ever century and they rocked it. They enjoyed taking advantage of all the picnics along the way. Great job, guys and girls.

That’s it for this week- stay tuned for more awesomeness from our team!

Weekend Update: IM Chattanooga 70.3 and Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series #1

We had a huge showing at 2 big races on Sunday. Ashley, Darrell, Emily,  Missy , Sandra, Shannon, and Tracey represented us at IM Chattanooga 70.3 and Jennifer, Joelle, Ken, Melissa, Robin, Scotty, and Steve kicked off the Charleston Sprint Triathlon series with Race #1.

IM Chattanooga 70.3

Let’s head to Chattanooga first… It’s always awesome to have a lot of racers at one event- it makes it more fun and less stressful to have teammates/friends supporting one another. Plus, that means we have multiple Sherpas with the opportunity for more pictures!

SMILES!

RACE FACES!

MORE SMILES!

Chatty has a hard run course and it was HOT but the team still had all the smiles!

When it was all said and done, everyone did GREAT!!!!

Darrell crush his previous time at Chatty by over 30 minutes. Calculating in the difference of the slightly shorter swim this year it would have still been at least a 20 minute PR. It was also his first ever sub-2 hour run for a 70.3, finishing that leg in 1:54. I am so proud of him.

Missy and Shannon both blew their previous 70.3 PRs out of the water- Missy by 57 minutes and Shannon by 1 hour and 16 minutes! I am so stoked for them!

Tracey cut 30 minutes off her time from her last hilly 70.3 which is an awesome accomplishment.

Ashley CRUSHED the bike course (like for real, she rocked it) and held on for a strong finish.

Emily posted up a great time only a couple minutes off her 70.3 PR which was on a pancake flat course. She should be proud of herself- I know I am!

Sandra has worked hard and gotten so much stronger on the bike. She exceeded my expectations and beat her last 70.3 bike split by a mile an hour- and Chattanooga is a hilly, tough course. I am very happy with her results.

Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series #1

The Charleston Sprint series is the signature triathlon event of the area and is always an important part of the team’s season. This weekend it kicked off and we had some great results!

Thanks to Dawn, Hadley, and Madison for being awesome cheerleaders. We got some live action shots, too!

We had 4 podiums today!

Jennifer and Scotty placed 1st in their AGs, Ken finished 2nd in his AG, and Joelle grabbed 3rd in hers! Everyone else did well, too, and I am looking forward to faster times as the series moves on!